Acquisitions and a bigger focus on software and services will push Big Blue's growth, CEO Palmisano tells analysts.
There's lots of momentum behind gold's march above $1,200. But there are risks as well.
Fiscal-second-quarter profit beats estimates, but shares drop as results in its theme-park and broadcasting operatings miss estimates.
The profit came despite huge spending on recalls and other problems. The company sees growth in 2010. But to help US sales, expect incentives into the fall.
Stocks have been fading since mid-April, with much of the S&P 500 in a correction.
Europe comes up with a $1 trillion rescue plan, but financial turmoil in Europe may continue to roil US markets. Cisco Systems, Walt Disney and Wal-Mart lead the earnings reports.
Markets fall across the continent, as a full-blown correction takes hold.
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